Dept # Title Instructor Time
HIST 105 History of the Modern World Lee T Th 11:00-12:15
HIST 113 Jacksonian Democracy Rosen MW 12:45-2:00
HIST 114 Food Histories in the Americas Pite T Th 1:15-2:30
HIST 202 History of Rome Clark MW 12:45-2:00
HIST 206 Politics & Practice of History Goshgarian MW 2:45-4:00
HIST 212 The Middle East in Mind of America Goshgarian MW 12:45-2:00
HIST 212 The Middle East in Mind of America Goshgarian MW 11:00-12:15
HIST 217 Settler Colonialism Lee T Th 2:45-4:00
HIST 228 Europe: WWI to Present Weiner W 7:00pm-9:50pm
HIST 231 U.S. History 1840-1940 Zallen MW 11:00-12:15
HIST 246 Latin America: The National Period Pite T Th 9:30-10:45
HIST 249 20th Century East Asia Barclay T 7:00pm-9:50pm
HIST 266 Modern South Asia Kanjwal T Th 11:00-12:15
HIST 276 Conquest: A History Rosen MW 11:00-12:15
HIST 367 Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Islam Kanjwal T 1:10-4:00
HIST 371 Seminar: Native American Hist Zallen W 1:10-4:00

105 History of the Modern World  1450 to the present. It focuses on global processes and regional particularities throughout the world (including the United States). Each instructor will choose several themes for students to engage with through targeted readings and class discussion in small sections. [SS]

113 Jacksonian Democracy  1828 to 1845. We consider different explanations for the rise of Jacksonian Democracy and different perspectives on what Jacksonian Democracy meant. Students learn how historians analyze primary sources and develop their own analytical skills through intensive writing assignments. [SS, W]

114 Food Histories in the Americas  What can food tell us about the past? In this writing-intensive history course, we will consider this question by focusing on two main themes: (1) the business and politics of food production and consumption; and (2) the links between cookbooks, identity, and memory. Like the foods we will discuss, our analysis will traverse the Americas. Students will write and present a research paper that uses one or more cookbooks for this region as primary sources. [SS, W]

202 History of Rome  An investigation of how Rome grew from a small city state to become a vast and complex state governing an empire. The course will assess various social, economic, and political institutions and structures while exploring how they fit into Rome’s historical development. An inter-disciplinary approach to understanding historical processes in a world radically different from our own. Emphasis is placed on developing interpretations based on primary source evidence. [SS, GM1]

206 The Politics and Practice of History  This course trains students in the skills, methods, philosophies, and practices of the discipline of history. Students learn how the practice of history has changed over time, the problems and potential of historical evidence, and the role history plays in forming structures of individual and collective awareness. Potential history majors should take this course in their sophomore year. Open to majors and non-majors. [SS]

212 The Middle East in the Mind of America, America in the Mind of the Middle East This course covers a century of political and cultural interactions between one country (the United States) and a large, culturally, linguistically, and politically diverse region (the Middle East). The class studies the ways individuals, institutions and administrations in the United States and the Middle East have perceived and imagined one another. The course will entail analysis of perceptions and misperceptions as historically construed cultural categories. [SS, GM1, W]

217 Settler Colonialism in World History Seventeenth to the twentieth century. Examining case studies from North America, Africa, and Australia, this class focuses on the motivations for European expansion; indigenous response and resistance; and the legacies of settler colonialism today. Students will engage with the role settler colonialism has had in the making of the modern world. [SS, GM2]

228 Europe: World War I to the Present   European politics and culture since World War I, with particular emphasis on the impact of the Great War and the Russian Revolution, the age of the dictators, the origins and impact of World War II, and the rebuilding of European society since 1945 under the shadow of Soviet-American hegemony. [GM2, SS, V, W]

231 Capitalism Takes Command: U.S. History, 1840-1940  Struggles among North Americans over questions of land, race, gender, labor, and ideology shaped the rise of modern capitalism and democracy in the United States. Topics include: Indian wars and western expansion, slavery and the Civil War, white supremacy and patriarchy, immigration and industrialization, the Progressive Movement, World War I, civil rights and the Ku Klux Klan; the Great Depression; and the New Deal. [SS]

246 Latin America: The National Period The early nineteenth century until the present by exploring the social, political, cultural, ideological, and economic issues that surrounded the development of modern nation states. We will focus on revealing case studies that help us to better understand the historical trends, power dynamics, and regional diversity of the Americas. [GM2, SS]

249 20th Century East Asia: Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan  An historical analysis of how East Asia’s four major states-China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan-modernized amidst forces of global integration and regional conflict between 1850 and 1945. The national identities of these four nations formed with reference to one another, in the context of Japanese imperialism and Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese anti-imperialism. [GM2, SS]

266 Modern South Asia  The colonial to the post-colonial period. This course will explore the end of Mughal rule, British colonialism, Indian responses to colonial rule, and the impact of colonialism in the region. We will cover the emergence of Indian nationalism, the Partition of the subcontinent, and the contemporary political dynamics of the three main countries (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh). [SS, GM2]

276 Conquest: A History  From ancient times to the present. We will study conquests by Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Mauryans, Chinese, Romans, Mongols, Malinke, Aztecs, Incas, Songhai, Ottomans, Mughals, Spanish, British, Manchus, Asante, Russians, Americans, Japanese, and others throughout history. We will consider why they conquered, what their ideologies and justifications were, how they achieved and maintained their conquests, how the conquests fit with contemporary legal standards, and what the impacts of the conquests were. [W, GM2, SS]

HIST 367 – Contemporary Issues in Islam  Important issues including the role of colonialism in reshaping and restructuring Muslim societies, the responses of Muslim thinkers to the challenges of colonial modernity, and nationalism and decolonization. We will discuss the rise of political Islam as an intellectual, social, and political phenomenon, using particular case studies from a number of regions. Through the work of Muslim thinkers and scholars of Islam, we will engage with contemporary debates on feminism, sexuality, Islamic economics, the Islam state, jihad, Muslims in the West, and the War of Terror. [W]

371 Seminar: Native American History  Humans had been transforming the Americas and themselves for over 500 generations before Columbus “discovered” the New World. This course takes a long view of North American history by placing native people at its center. Students will read, research, and write about: native histories before European contact; how people of Indian, European, and African descent came together to create new, often violent worlds; and how native people have been written out of U.S. history. [SS, GM1, W]